State offices and all DLLR physical locations will be closed to the public November 26 through November 28, 2014. However, Unemployment Insurance telephone and Web operations WILL be available on Wednesday, November 26.

Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation

 

Collection Agencies

 

If you intend to conduct debt collection services in the State of Maryland, you may require a Collection Agency license.

 

Quick Links

 

Featured Information

Collection Agency Updates
Advisory Regarding Licensure of Debt Purchasers - Advisory 5-10 - May 5, 2010
Advisory Notice: Change in Control - Requirement to Update Application Information
Unlicensed Consumer Loan and Prohibited "Payday" Loan Collection Activity


Applications and Forms

Collection Agency (Original Office) Application
Collection Agency (Branch) Application
Collection Agency Renewal Application
Change in Control Update Form online (Word document, 32KB, download Word viewer for free)
Interim Changes
Surety Bond Form (Word document, 35KB, download Word viewer for free)


Laws and Rules

Applicants and licensees are expected to be knowledgeable about and in compliance with the Collection Agency Law, and any other applicable State or Federal statutes and regulations.

Note: To access the Maryland Code Annotated, from the link below, select the “Maryland Code” folder, then select the individual folders or links provided to delve into the volumes, chapters, and/or sections of the publication.

Maryland Code Annotated, Business Regulations § 7-101 et seq. (Collection Agency Law)
Maryland Code Annotated, Commercial Law § 14-201 et seq. (Consumer Debt Collection)

 
 Applications and Forms  Industry Advisories  Find Someone Who is Licensed